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To Paint or Not to Paint

The birds come in waves as if pushed by a strong wind–cardinals, robins, bright yellow goldfinches, wrens with tails sticking up. We even have a woodpecker with a red head and white and black stripes running down its back. They descend fast and stay in the bird feeder for a long time. I stand in […]

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When I was a child I used to stare quite often. This habit was considered annoying, impolite, and worrisome. Annoying, because it happened almost on daily basis. Impolite, because no one likes being monitored by another person, especially a child. Worrisome, because it was imposible to determine the source of the behavior. Was it desirable curiosity or […]

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  Today: July 17, 2013 The August issue of the Rolling Stone published a picture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston marathon bomber on it’s cover with a subtitle: How a Popular, Promising Student Was Failed by His Family, Fell Into Radical Islam and Became a Monster. This is a promising beginning of a much needed national […]

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Snow and Spirituality (cont.)

Who knows where a lunch can lead? In a previous post, I recalled meeting Rabbi Martin Siegel of Columbia, Maryland, over conversation, sushi, tea, and minor questions like: What is spirituality? I wondered what Rabbi Martin thought of my blog post on that conversation, and he has kindly replied. But not in the way you might think. […]

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How to subscribe to this blog

Hello friends! Many of you have been asking me how to subscribe to my blog and receive automatic updates about new posts and comments. To learn how to do this, click on the tab on the top navigation menu of the blog called “How to subscribe.” It provides a detailed explanation.

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Sushi and spirituality

Today I had lunch with my dear friend, Mike, his wife, Lois, and their friend Rabbi Siegel.  Yes, the famous Rabbi, who in the 70s denounced his congregation’s materialism and shallow religious convictions. We ate sushi and talked about spirituality. What does it really mean? How to define it? After an hour and many cups […]

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